BAYONNE, NJ- While Black Friday and Small Business Saturday passed the City of Bayonne is still encouraging residents, and visited, to shop in local businesses this holiday season. By offering free parking in city lots they are also making it more affordable to do just that.

“The purpose of the free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop in Bayonne during the holiday season,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said.

The program will be in effect through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters.